No, it’s not one of those Nigerian email scams. The 7-inch Encipher Tablet looks like it’s a real product under development that may be coming to market soon. Encipher Limited, based in Nigeria, has shared photos of the Android tablet on Facebook. Specs for the Encipher have also appeared on the web, and it looks like a real product:
- CPU:VIS8505 400mhz
- 16GB HDD
- LCD: 7″, 800×400 resolution
- Wifi:802.11 b/g
- Android 1.6
- 35mm jack, HDMI output, support for TV-OUT, USB2.0, SD/MMC slot
- Accessories: User manual, HDMI cable.
The Encipher looks thin and light, with a very iPad-like case construction. The company behind the tablet intends to use it as a vehicle to sell its cloud services — hosted Exchange, VoIP, cloud storage and cloud backup (among others).
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